This is brief note from Steve Rashid, creator of Into the Mist. On behalf of myself and our talented cast and crew, I want to thank you for attending our production.
Into the Mist was a joyful project from the start, but took on added meaning for us in unexpected ways. One of them was the beautiful community of support that grew week after week. We feel like we made hundreds of new friends.
If you attended our closing night you heard me say how sorry I was that it took a pandemic for Into the Mist to happen, but I am not only happy we did it, I am grateful beyond measure to our audiences who gave us a chance and joined in the fun. Together we made it the best 1927 ever. Believe me, this is not goodbye forever, only see you later. We don't know what the future has in store for us, but we will update you as soon as we have something to share.
In the meantime, you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook. And if you are in the Chicagoland area, you can join us at Studio5 in Evanston when we start doing live shows again.
Until we meet again,
Step Into the Mist and travel back to 1927 in this live, online and immersive experience. Flappers, bootleg liquor, silent films and more await you in a maze of hallways and secret passageways featuring a cast of world-class performers.
At times you may be a voyeur, at times you may interact with a room’s inhabitants, and at times you may get lost. The evening will culminate in a live set by one of the hottest bands of the era, the Chicago Cellar Boys. Until then, you are free to explore.
Meet up with friends, invite a date, or come alone...Into the Mist.
WHEN: Friday nights at 9pm CT (7pm PT / 10pm ET / 2am UTC).
WHERE: Online. A link and password will be emailed to ticket holders the day of the show one hour before show time.
– Into the Mist must be experienced on a computer (laptop or desktop), not on a tablet or mobile device.
– Into the Mist is intended for audience members 18+.
– We reserve the right to remove anyone from Into the Mist for inappropriate behavior at any time without a refund. Please respect our performers and each other.
Audience members are saying...
“Great date night!”
“One of the most fun things I’ve done all pandemic!”
“I’m coming back next week for sure.”
“A beautiful escape from troubled times!”
“I was...spellbound by the magician”
“Langston was like a river.”
“Dusty and June were hilarious!”
“Thanks to the band and wonderful vocalist.”
“This evening is simply the cat’s pajamas!”
“Gee willikers what a swell band!”
“This is so wonderful! I could listen to them all night!”
“This was so much fun!!!”
“Can’t wait for next week!”
Q: Is this a concert?
A: No. Although the event does include a full live set of music by the Chicago Cellar Boys, that is only part of the experience. More than half of your time will be spent exploring and interacting with the world we have designed, on your own. Think of it as part game, part puzzle, part interaction, part entertainment. If we told you any more we’d be giving too much away ; ).
Q: Is this a Zoom event?
A: No, and you will not receive a Zoom login before you enter. You will receive login credentials for our website one hour before showtime (if you don’t see that email, check your spam folder, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately for help). Though Into the Mist does use Zoom for part of the experience, it begins in your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari). At times you may choose to enter an area which will require you to use Zoom. If you enter that area, you will leave your browser and then open Zoom. When you leave that Zoom experience, you will need to return to your browser. In practice it is actually fairly simple, but like any new experience, there is a learning curve. If you are quite fluent with computers it will be easy to pick up. If technology is a challenge for you, we do provide a helpful short video tutorial in our waiting room before the show to give you guidance before you enter. We strongly encourage you to arrive 15-20 minutes early to watch the video and get comfortable with the interface.
Q: Can I attend Into the Mist from anywhere in the world?
A: Yes! This is an online experience, so if you’ve got a computer and internet connection (folks have attended from Singapore!) you’ll be able to join us. It is a LIVE event, however so please remember to adjust for your local time zone.
Q: I’d like to purchase tickets for myself and my friend(s). How many tickets should I buy?
A: You have complete control during Into the Mist, and it is impossible to experience it all in one visit. Or even two or three. So if you purchase two tickets and are on separate devices (best if in separate rooms) you will undoubtedly have different adventures and will have much to discuss at the end of the evening. That said, some couples sit together to share their experience. We don't judge and can't enforce how many people sit in front of one screen, of course, but we do ask that each attendee purchases a ticket. Thanks for your honesty.
Q: I just purchased a ticket, what now?
A: Check your email. You’ll get instructions about admittance to the show and answers to other questions you may have about the experience.
Q: How can a "virtual" show sell out?
A: Into the Mist is a live, online, interactive experience, with audience members at times communicating directly with performers. We limit the number of tickets for each performance to allow for more interaction. That said, the event is large and we do allow quite a few people into each show.